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The early design guidance package to be presented to the East Design Review Board has been published ahead of the Dec. 14 meeting. Find the 104-page report below. An updated story from the Dec. 6 open house will be posted later today.

Capitol Hill Station transit-oriented developer Gerding Edlen will host a community open house ahead of its meeting with the East Design Review Board, to provide updates on site planning, an initial plaza design and building massing.

The Sound Transit Board approved ground lease agreements with Gerding Edlen Development and MEPT Capitol Hill Station Joint Venture, LLC on July 28. 

The transit board approved a purchase and development agreement of $2.65 million for the 15,878-square-foot Site-B North in June, which Capitol Hill Housing will use to operate a 100-percent affordable housing development.

The city of Seattle began its Urban Design Framework process for the Capitol Hill Station block in 2010. The city and Sound Transit signed a development agreement in 2013, with the transit agency issuing a Request for Proposals in June 2014. Gerding Edlen Development was the highest scored proposal out of four, and negotiations were initiated in April 2015.

Adding together all four sites, there will be more than 400 housing units — 37 percent restricted to income-qualifying renters — a public plaza, daycare and community center. The Broadway Farmers Market will also have a permanent place in the Capitol Hill Station development.

Gerding Edlen will host a community open house 5:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, at The Summit on Pike, 420 E. Pike, to share where it is in the design process.

Capitol Hill Champion, a group formed by the Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce and Capitol Hill Community Council to advocate the public’s interest in the station and surrounding development, will have its first focus group meeting next month.

All four seven-story apartment sites will go before the East Design Review Board for an Early Design Guidance meeting 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, in the Stuart T. Rolfe Room in the Admissions and Alumni Comm Building at Seattle University, 8234 12th Ave: 118 Broadway is propose to include 153 units and ground-floor retail; 1830 Broadway would have 92 units, a ground-floor child care facility and retail; 923 E. John would have 99 units and a ground-floor community room; 123 10th Ave. E. is proposed to include 100 units and ground-floor retail.

 

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